|Mechanism of labour - Wellcome Library|
The film illustrates the mechanisms of labour in childbirth by means of a model pelvis and foetal skull, viewed from in front and from below. 1 segment.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Parturition; Birth; Obstetrics; Parturition; Obstetricians
|Management of a normal birth in a continental clinic : Part 5 - Wellcome Library|
Management of the newborn child. 2 segments.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Parturition; Birth; Obstetrics; Parturition; Obstetricians. Doctors. Nurses
|Maternity-a film of Queen Charlottes Hospital - Wellcome Library|
This historically interesting film depicts ante-natal and post-natal care in the 1930s before the inception of the National Health Service in 1948. Infant and maternal mortality was a concern - this film shows how Queen Charlotte's hospital tackled the problems. Scenes are dramatised of an emergency birth at home as well as scenes within the hospital depicting training and babycare. 4 segments.
Keywords: Postnatal Care; Hospitals, Maternity; Parturition; Hospitals; Pregnancy; Birth; Postnatal Care; Hospitals, Maternity; Parturition; Medical
|Management of normal labour - Wellcome Library|
Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Parturition; Labor, Obstetric; Medical sciences; Birth; Obstetrics; Parturition; Labor, Obstetric; Obstetricians. Midwives
|Training for childbirth and after - Wellcome Library|
Ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be. 3 segments.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Parturition; Postnatal Care; Birth; Pregnancy; Obstetrics; Parturition; Postnatal Care; Pregnant women
|Relief of pain in childbirth - Wellcome Library|
Requirements of an ideal analgesic and the use of nitrous oxide and trichlorethlene in childbirth. A pregnant woman is shown on a hospital bed and the voice-over sets the tone for this medical information film, explaining that there are four key factors in seeking analgesia in childbirth. The mother remains conscious and co-operative, there are good uterine contractions, the method is safe for mother and baby and respiration in the baby is not repressed...
Keywords: Parturition; Obstetrics; Analgesia, Obstetrical; Anesthesia, Obstetrical; Birth; Maternal and child health; Parturition; Obstetrics; Analgesia, Obstetrical; Anesthesia, Obstetrical; Medical profession anaesthetists
|Childbirth as an athletic feat - Wellcome Library|
A class of expectant mothers practise ante-natal exercises designed by Kathleen Vaughn at Paddington (LCC Hospital), London. The purpose of each exercise is explained by intertitles prior to the footage. One of the women is a former ballerina in her 34th week of pregnancy - she is frequently singled out to demonstrate the poses and at the end of the film she does a small ballet performance. 2 segments.
Keywords: Antenatal Care -- history; Exercise; Parturition; Pregnancy; Human Reproduction; Antenatal Care -- history; Exercise; Parturition; Health care personnel. History of medicine
|Labour with uniovular twins - Wellcome Library|
This film shows the second stage of labour, and opens with the head of the first child advancing and gradually distending the perineum. The first child presents in the left occipito anterior position. The second child presents and is delivered in the third vortex position. The placenta is delivered. 3 segments.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Twins, Monozygotic; Labor, Obstetric; Parturition; Birth; Medical sciences; Obstetrics; Twins, Monozygotic; Labor, Obstetric; Parturition; Obstetricians. Midwives
|Routine use of ergometrine in the third stage of labour - Wellcome Library|
This film demonstrates the use of intramuscular injections of ergometrine to expedite delivery once the head of the child has appeared, as advocated by Professor Nixon. Following the injection, contraction of the uterus begins, the placenta is expelled and the third stage of labour is completed with minimal delay and blood loss. 2 segments.
Keywords: Labor, Obstetric -- drug effects; Delivery, Obstetric; Ergot Alkaloids; Ergonovine -- therapeutic use; Parturition; Pregnancy; Birth; Maternal and Child Health; Labor, Obstetric -- drug effects; Delivery, Obstetric; Ergot Alkaloids; Ergonovine -- therapeutic use; Parturition; Nursing and midwifery